Manoj to lead East in Duleep trophy
Kolkata: Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary has been named East Zone skipper to lead the side against Central Zone in the four-day Duleep Trophy match to be held in Cuttack from January 19.
The East Zone selectors picked Jharkhand explosive batsman Saurabh Tiwary as the vice-captain in the 15-member squad.
The squad features six from Bengal including wicketkeeper Wrddhiman Saha, four from Orissa, two from Jharkhand, two from Assam and one from Tripura.
Manoj Tiwary (c), Shreevats Goswami, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ashok Dinda, Iresh Saxena (all Bengal); Saurabh Tiwary (vc), Ishank Jaggi (both Jharkhand); Natraj Behera, Niranjan Behera, Basant Mohanty, Alok Sahoo (all Orissa); Tejender Singh, Arlen Konwar (both Assam); Timir Chandra (Tripura).
Coach: Manash Roy (Orissa).